Slideshow: Seven NRA enemies straight out of the 90s

Among others, the gun lobby counts 90s boy bands, TV and movie stars as "anti-gun" SLIDE SHOW

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On Friday, an NRA press release from September 2012 listing the gun lobby’s enemies resurfaced and made the rounds on Twitter and the web. The statement says that each of the listed groups or celebrities (or journalists or publications or cartoonists) has “lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations.”

Included on the (quite extensive) list are health care groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics (on there twice), the American Medical Association (also on there twice), women’s groups like the League of Women Voters and the National Organization for Women, and Jewish groups like the American Jewish Congress and the Anti-Defamation League. Check out the full list here.

But listed among the celebrities are a clearly terrifying contingent of stars who first (or only) gained fame in the 1990s:

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    The NRA's very 90s enemies list:
    Who does the NRA count as "anti-gun"? For starters, *N Sync, which broke up in 2002.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list

    Boyz II Men received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2012.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list


    Jonathan Taylor Thomas starred as Randy Taylor on "Home Improvement" from 1991–1998.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list


    Tara Lipinski won a gold medal for figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list

    Britney Spears is still big, but her debut album "...Baby One More Time" was released in 1999.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list

    Fran Drescher starred in "The Nanny" from 1993–1999.

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    Slideshow: The NRA's enemies list

    David Arquette was in classic 90s movies such as "Never Been Kissed" and the "Scream" series.

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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